Dethleffs Evan motorhome - thinking about young people
Evan is a completely new vision of motorhomes. While working on this model, Dethleffs decided to abandon the adopted rules and totally re-think the concept of a camping vehicle.
We won’t find any description of this model on the Dethfless website, which only proves that it’s a whole different camping car. Evan has its own website, and the connections between the German manufacturer and its new brand are not exposed. All this in order to emphasize that Evan wasn’t created to meet the needs of old hands of the campsites. This vehicle has appeal to those, who haven’t seen a place for them in the camping world until now.
Simple, compact body of the vehicle, big surface of windows, wide rear doors, an interesting front, two-tone body - Evan can be appealing. From the outside you won’t see that, as a "typical" camper, it’s also based on Fiat Ducato. The vehicle seems to be shapely and small at the same time. Evan is a 5.65 m long and 2.15 m wide.
First of all - spacious
What really distinguishes it can be found inside. Nonetheless, the first impression can be ... negative. We have become used to vehicles in which we can immediately feel at home. Evan looks very plain against them. Here, the designers didn’t want to copy the arrangement of the house, nor the hotel suite, but to make the space as functional as possible.
For the chief designer Michael Studer, it was a real challenge. He analyzed the interior arrangements in various brands of motorhomes, trying make the most of the small surface. After many attempts, he finally succeeded. In Evan there’s a place for a bathroom with shower, and even 6 beds (in standard version standard, there are only 4).
Considering the size of Evan, the amount of space inside is really impressive. Besides, the beds don’t take too much place. One of them was hung under the ceiling, and the other can be used after unfolding the material roof. So, those two mattresses can be totally invisible during the day. We get the third twin bed after folding the seats and table.
Evan has a kitchen annex with a two-burner stove, sink, 88-liter refrigerator. Camper is also equipped with floor heating, 45-liter fresh water container and 90-liter container for sewage.
The vehicle is available in versions Active, Sport and Performance. They cost in Germany from 56,599 EUR to 68,999 EUR. Basic model Active is powered by a 2-liter diesel engine with 115 HP. The main drive unit of the two other models are 2.3-liter engine with 130 HP(Sports) and 148 HP (Performance).
Who would we recommend Evan? First of all, young people, open to new ideas, who are looking for a vehicle with an interesting look, spacious, functional, and a vehicle which can be easily driven around the city, as well as the winding, mountain serpentines.
It’s not the vehicle for those, who expect a big comfort. There’s no denying that folded bathrooms and modular buildings may require some sacrifices. But picky customers can choose from a wide selection of other campers from Dethleffs.
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